Useful & Free Greek Study Apps

Greek Apps

I recently began my third semester of graduate studies at Freed-Hardeman University where I am enrolled in the Master of Arts in New Testament program which requires at least four semesters of Greek. Being the self-proclaimed technology nerd and Greek geek that I am, I went on a mad search for whatever apps I could find to help. You must understand one thing about me though, not only am I a technology nerd, I am a cheap technology nerd. I don’t like paying for stuff if at all possible. I was ... Continue Reading

The Man Behind the App: Owlegories [Podcast #74]

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We get a behind the scenes look at the Owlegories children's mobile app that teaches kids about God and His creation in a very cool way. Are you thinking about building an app for your church or ministry? Or maybe you have a cool idea for a mobile app? Take a listen to this interview: you're sure to be inspired. :D ... Continue Reading

Canva for Work (and Churches)

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For most modern churches, design matters. Unless you are still using old hymn books, don’t have a newsletter, and certainly don’t use social media (in which case I’d really wonder why you check out ChurchMag) then I’m sure you’ll be aware of those little elements of design that go a long way. The sharp looking slides to accompany the sermon, the great looking social media graphic to invite people along, the useful handout with good information about the church service and the strong blog post ... Continue Reading

The CareNotebook: Follow-Up for the Digital Age

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Being a pastor is a tough job: it’s hard to care for and shepherd people who one minute are desperate for you counsel and prayers and then are furious at you and threatening to leave the church in the next. Fortunately—or not—I only work as a pastor part-time. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to keep track of people who need care, counsel, or prayer. And to be honest, I’m not really good at remembering those types of things. That’s why an app like The CareNotebook is so perfect for ... Continue Reading

Online Giving: What’s Holding YOUR Church Back?

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There's no question that online giving has made tremendous strides with churches in the past half-decade. Unfortunately, as one recent study reveals, churches still lag far behind other nonprofits when it comes to the adoption of this important technology. Currently, only 42% of churches offer online giving. Compare this with the roughly 70% of non-church nonprofits who offer an online option and you'll see that we still have a ways to go. After a few years working for a church giving provider, ... Continue Reading

Ad Blockers on iOS 9: Should You Use One?

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A long time ago there were these terrible horrible things on the Internet called “pop-up” ads. If you are under a certain age you may have heard of these legendary beasts, but never seen them. However, if you were using the internet in the 90s and early 00s I'm sure you remember them. Sometimes these forms of abusive and intrusive adverts could cause your whole computer to crash as more and more appeared when you tried to kill one like the mythical hydra. However, tools came out to avoid these ... Continue Reading

The Pastor and the iPad: Spiritual Development [Series]

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[Note: This is part two in a series discussing practical, pastoral uses of an iPad. You might find it helpful to start with part 1.] A pastor’s number one job is not to feed the sheep or even to tend to the flock in his* own home. A pastor’s number one task is to keep himself in submission to his Shepherd, to be continually recommitting himself to a deepening relationship with Jesus. That might sound trite, but it’s so very true. Too many pastors sacrifice both their spiritual health and their ... Continue Reading

Sunrise: My Search for a Calendar App

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I've been in search of a calendar app that I like, but also will do what I would like it to do.  There are many apps that do the calendar service app thing.  Nearly every phone has a calendar on it including most "dumb phones."  So why is it that we have multiple calendar apps if there is a stock one on our phone itself?   For me, it's because I have a basic need for a calendar, but also have very particular things I want in my calendar app. ... Continue Reading

Mailchimp Snap: A Picture Perfect Email Newsletter Solution

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If there is one social media which rules above all others, I think email would be a good contender. Despite being one of the first forms of social media on the web, it just keeps going. Other sites and services have risen and fallen but email is still one of those services which everyone uses (even people who don’t use Facebook. Yes, there are still people who don’t use Facebook), has one of the highest read rates, and often results in more information being absorbed by the readers. With that ... Continue Reading

“Hey, Siri!” Apple Event Round-Up


Ok, folks, so Apple's event is over, and we've been swamped with tons of info. Here's a brief synopsis of what I found interesting. I'll pop in with some commentary in a few spaces, but I'll try to keep this brief and easy to skim. But no promises. There will be tons of reviews of the event, and I encourage you to check them all out. (If you'd like to pretend you were there, you could check out MacRumour's Liveblog.) ... Continue Reading